Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Of being a cleric and a rapist too...


There had been another killing news from Saudi Arabia but this time it has nothing to do with  an Indonesian maid being killed by the master, or being executed because they killed their master or casting spells on their master's son.

It's about a father who is also a known cleric raping and killing his 5 year old daughter.

Yes.
That's right.
You don't need to have a rapist or another beast to do that unto your daughter.
A man whom one looked up to and call a father can commit that inhumane thing unto his own daughter.
The first word that came out of my mouth was ' God'...there's no other thing that I can think of about how one 5 year old girl,  being raped, tortured and killed by her own father.
And to add on to that horrifying news, that beast Fayhan al-Ghamdi, also a popular Islamic preacher who has made numerous television appearances promoting Islamonly has to fork out 200,000 riyals (USD50,000)  and was let off without any jail term!

Isn't that casual?
A father, a cleric, a rapist and also a killer of his own daughter was set scott free for all the crime in the name of  'blood money'.
This blood money, the thing that I've never heard of until I read one book about arabs culture is a sum of money agreed upon to be paid to compensate a victim's relatives when it came to death; intentionally or unintentionally.
In case when the victim did not agree to the sum then the following Islamic law will take place.
I have read that it seems this culture existed even during the prophet's time.

To add salt to wound (at least for people like me who in no way liking or saluting lopsided, hypocrite law and regulations and putting women at disadvantage edge) the victim blood money value was reduced to half because she is a GIRL!
God! Did she even asked to be born a girl?
Did she even know that she's going to be raped and killed by her own 'cleric' father?
If she had known this, Im sure she will ask God not to make her a girl and being born to this family so her limp body does not have to go through the torment she suffered before her last breath. 

And, is there anywhere in the holy Quran did Allah mentioned men should treat women as a substandard matter, and that women lives in the eyes of men only half the value of them?
Is this Allah's law or  law invented by those hypocrites to save themselves?
Just like the law forbidding women from driving.
Just like the law to make sure all women cover their body when out in public but in their television you can see the woman presenter's fringe and coloured hair and arms?
What is the purpose?
Not getting raped?
To cover body parts that might be lustful to their men eyes?

But why this poor little child was raped?

And it bewildered me, how on earth the mother or the relatives of this poor girl can accept the money.
It must be true that they say Arabs women just want money and nothing else, thus why they cannot forbid their husband from frequenting Thailand.
 And excerpt from his confession ;
Ghamdi told Saudi officials he used cables and a cane on his five-year-old daughter, leaving her with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns. In addition, one of Lama’s fingernails had been torn off. Hospital staff  reports the child’s rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed.
Reports indicate the father had doubted his five-year old daughter's virginity.
In Saudi Arabia, Islamic law is interpreted to be that a father cannot be executed for murdering his children, nor can husbands be executed for murdering their wives.Human rights activists point out that judicial leniency towards male abusers and murderers reflects the highly problematic nature of the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia. Currently all women in Saudi Arabia are considered minors, and all are automatically assigned to the care and judgment of their most immediate male relative. This system of male guardianship gives the male relatives the power to sell girls legally into child marriages and to ban adult women from work, travel and obtaining medical operations.

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